The Home Visiting Coalition invites you to attend the bipartisan U.S. Senate briefing on the Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting (MIECHV) program on Tuesday, April 11 at 12 p.m. in the U.S. Capitol Visitor Center (Room 203/02).

Voluntary, evidence-based home visiting improves school readiness, reduces incidences of child abuse and domestic violence, increases family self-sufficiency and improves health outcomes for young children. The program has wide bipartisan support and its reauthorization is championed by a coalition of nearly 50 organizations who make up the Home Visiting Coalition. The Coalition is calling for MIECHV to be reauthorized for five years at funding levels that eventually reach $800 million a year, which will allow more at-risk families in all 50 states to benefit from home visiting.

The panel of experts will cover

• Research on how voluntary, evidence-based home visiting works to improve outcomes for children and families
• How MIECHV’s flexible structure allows states to tailor the program to meet their needs, particularly the needs of rural communities
• The impact voluntary, evidence-based home visiting has on communities
• First-hand experience with how voluntary, evidence-based home visiting strengthens families

We hope you’re able to join us on the 11th and look forward to discussing MIECHV with you further.
Full details are below. To attend, please click here to RSVP by Monday, April 10th.
Event Details:

• Who: Co-hosted by Senator Charles Grassley, Senator Robert Menendez.
• What: Bipartisan experts briefing on MIECHV
• When: Tuesday, April 11 at 12 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. – Lunch Will Be Provided
• Where: Capitol Visitor Center, room SVC 203/202
• Why: To understand the full scope and impact of evidence-based, voluntary home visiting programs in preparation for the re-authorization of MIECHV in 2017

In keeping with Senate Ethics Rules this is a widely attended event.

The Home Visiting Coalition is a diverse group of organizations committed to the well-being of children, working to promote continued federal support of home visiting to strengthen families in communities across the country. Voluntary, evidence-based home visiting programs improve the health, development, and education of young children. These programs set the stage for children and families to become self-sufficient and successful.